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Lorraine Weekes

Lorraine Weekes

Dissertation Writer
Research Interests: 
Estonia, e-government, nationalism, the Baltics, digital anthropology


Lorraine Weekes is a media anthropologist working in Estonia. Her research ethnographically examines Estonian e-government and its effects on the pursuit and enactment of citizenship, nationalism, and state sovereignty. More broadly, her work asks how emergent technologies and the governance practices they facilitate enable new forms of national and non-national political communities and change how citizens conceptualize themselves as political subjects.

Lorraine's background includes training and expertise in law and bioarchaeology; she holds a JD from Stanford Law School and has excavated at, or analyzed osteological material from, archaeological sites in Azerbaijan, Morocco, Estonia, and Jordan. Previously, she earned a BA and MS in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.